My first grade class had just started studying /oo/ words and all of the different spellings that this sound can have. I happened to read Sneezy to them, and low and behold, that story has a TON of /oo/ words with the oo and ew spellings. I thought that it would be fun for us to do a word sort with these different spellings, and whipped up a quick activity:
For this activity, I had my students sort between the two /oo/ spellings found in the story. We re-read the story, and made a list of words first. Then we put them on our snowballs:
Next, we started gluing down our labels on the background:
The picture above shows this activity with two different CVC word families! As I was doing this activity, I realized that it would really work for any groups of words, especially word families. So I made a sample to show that too :)
Next we glued down our snowballs, and melted snowman in the middle:
Finally, we got to put the face and arms on the melted snowman! My kids loved being able to put these however they wanted on their "snowman blob" :)
Here is the finished product with CVC words:
My first graders just LOVED doing this word sort, and I hope that your students do too!
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Have a great weekend!!